Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology
Robert College and Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. One year male infertility microsurgery is being trained at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). The first microsurgical varicocele operation in Turkey was started in 1992 at Istanbul Medical Faculty (Çapa). It has been the only microsurgical varicocele surgeries for the last 20 years, and it has more than 5,500 varicocele microsurgery and the whole wide series with these features. He performs his surgeries at Acıbadem Fulya Hospital and Istanbul Surgery Hospital
Varicocele surgery is not a simple operation, it is likely to fail if it is not performed with microsurgical technique in experienced hands. After I started microsurgical varicocele surgery for the first time in Turkey in 1992, I found that the surgery was insufficient in many people who had previously undergone normal or microsurgical varicocele surgery, and I started to perform corrective microsurgery for them. For this reason, I have only been performing microsurgical varicocele surgery for the last 20 years, this number has exceeded 6000.
In more than 90% of my more than 6000 patients who underwent microsurgical varicocele surgery, the values in the sperm test increased, pregnancy was achieved in most of them, and the negative outcome in others.
Technical success is over 99% in more than 6000 microsurgical varicocele operations that I have performed in the last 20 years; The rate of serious complications is 0%, the rate of minor complications such as simple wound infection is 1-2%.
In old techniques without microsurgery, varicocele persists after surgery in up to 40% of patients, the risk of hydrocele (swelling by accumulating fluid between the membranes of the testis) rises to 40%, and organ loss due to arterial damage is up to 5%. Of the more than 6000 patients I have operated on for 20 years, the rate of serious complications has been 0%.
Varicocele is the enlargement and varicose veins of the testicular veins that can occur starting from adolescence. Varicocele occurs in 15% of all men and is the most common cause of male infertility.
Varicocele starts in adolescence, its negative effects gradually increase over the years and over time;
The diagnosis of varicocele should be made not by ultrasound, but by the examination of an experienced specialist. Varicocele that is not detected in hand examination should not be operated, it will not be beneficial. Varicocele is not an emergency, but surgery is required within 1-2 months.
The most successful method in the treatment of varicocele and the least complication is microsurgical varicocele surgery, which will be performed by specially trained and experienced surgeons. Those who try to perform this surgery without microsurgery training fail, and it can lead to significant complications. The embolization method is unsuccessful in the treatment of varicocele and should not be applied due to high serious complication rates. It is not enough to use magnifying glasses for microsurgery, a high quality and powerful operating microscope should be used. If the surgeon's microsurgery experience is not sufficient, it may be useful to try to differentiate the artery using Doppler during surgery. Varicocele cannot be treated with drugs or herbs.
After a correct and complete microsurgical varicocele operation, varicocele does not recur. In cases where the surgery is performed inadequately, the term "recurrence" is used incorrectly because the varicocele does not disappear, and the varicocele continues because the surgery was not successful. Even if microsurgery has been performed for those who come saying that they have had varicocele surgery before, I find that the varicocele continues in more than half, and I perform correction microsurgery. Increase in sperm values and pregnancies are obtained in patients who have undergone correction microsurgery.
If a man has varicocele, assisted reproductive methods such as in vitro fertilization, ICSI, vaccination should not be recommended! Varicocele disrupts the chromosomal structure of sperm (DNA fragmentation index, DFI)
Do not ask for opinions by sending a sperm analysis or ultrasound report; Since I only diagnosed varicocele as a result of my own hand examination, I do not make a decision based on your ultrasound result, I only evaluate the spermiogram examinations performed at the Istanbul Medical Faculty Andrology Laboratory, which I am the founder and trust of, or at the Biruni Laboratory Etiler branch (0212 358 5100) where the staff I trained works, I trust the examination you send and do not comment.
I perform microsurgical varicocele operations at Acibadem Fulya Hospital which is a world famous A+ quality health institute located at the centre of modern Istanbul.
For the last 20 years, I have only been performing microsurgical varicocele surgery due to the high demand from Turkey and abroad.